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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Medical School Admissions: Where to Apply

Did you know there are 151 accredited medical schools – 134 in the United States and 17 in Canada? Where are you applying?

The number of schools you should apply to depends on the strength of your application.  I generally suggest 10-15 for strong applicants, 15-25 for average applicants, and 25-40 for applicants with low grades/MCAT scores and reapplicants.

As for where to apply, that depends on what you. Every accredited medical school will give you a good education. The decision often comes down to location, curriculum, special programs offered, financial aid/cost, and overall vibe.

Need help deciding where to apply? Email or call 415.939.5251 to set up a consulting session with a Harvard/Stanford MD and medical school admissions insider.

Also check out The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook for step-by-step advice on how to get into medical school and excellent examples of personal statements, AMCAS work/activities, secondary essays and more.

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